TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s push for lawmakers to pass a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses is inciting GOP Assembly members, including Assemblyman Erik Peterson, to voice their opposition while the Democrats stay silent.
“The governor should put his energy and the state’s resources into making New Jersey more affordable for the law-abiding middleclass families in our state who are overburdened by the highest tax rates in the country,” said Peterson (R-Hunterdon).
The state already provides driver’s licenses to immigrants when legal status can be confirmed. The proposed changes in A4743 would create loopholes and exceptions for those living in New Jersey illegally, threaten security and welcome voter fraud.
Meanwhile, the Democrat-controlled Legislature has yet to address the state’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes, which are often cited as a top priority by residents.
“This is more evidence that Gov. Murphy’s administration is out of touch with the needs of the average middle class family and the taxpayers of our state,” said Peterson. “The needs of legal citizens should come first.”